| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
| Jan 12, 2014
When the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades gripped Hampton Roads earlier this week, the brutal 1977 winter that froze the region's waterways and covered its landscape with snow was what many readers remembered.
"The month of January 1977...
| Nov 8, 2013
Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear.
So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:27 PM
Group 5A PenSouth Conference 10 final (at Norfolk Scope Arena):
No. 4 Menchville 65, No. 2 Warwick 52
Group 4A Conference 19 final:
No. 1 Grafton 70, No. 2 Smithfield 34
Group 2A Conference 33 final:
No. 1 Bruton 100, No. 2...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Pollution once drove bald eagles to extinction along the James River in Virginia. Now the mighty birds are soaring back.
It’s a triumphant success story documented every year by a trio of men who take to a tiny plane to count nests along this...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers.
Norfolk's Navy base
"Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Splendid weather on Saturday for the Daffodil Festival had an estimated 10,000 people pour onto Main Street. Here's a list from Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism of the winners of the parade float entries in individual categories.
"By Land or...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors.
Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
| Dec 6, 2013
More than 70 years after the first Japanese bomb exploded at Pearl Harbor, it can be hard to imagine how people here responded when the news reached Hampton Roads.
Theaters interrupted their screenings to call servicemen to duty. Radio stations broke...
| Nov 18, 2013
Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.
Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:08 AM
Group 5A South Region quarterfinals:
Lee-Davis d. L.C. Bird 3-2.
Atlee d. Manchester 3-0.
Princess Anne d. Menchville 25-6, 25-10, 25-11.
Kellam d. Hickory 25-18, 25-15, 25-19.
Group 4A South Region semifinals:
Jamestown d. Churchland...